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EdS in Education (Applied Behavior Analysis)


At this time, the Applied Behavior Analysis faculty are not accepting applications for this program. Decisions about future application and enrollment opportunities will be posted on this page.

Pursue advanced studies in special education through our EdS in Education with an Applied Behavior Analysis area of emphasis, designed for candidates who already hold a master’s degree.

This rigorous 30-cedit-hour program provides didactic instruction and applied experiences so you are able to accomplish the following:

  • Assess the environmental causes of individuals’ behavioral excesses and deficits
  • Develop interventions that are functionally related to clients’ behavioral challenges
  • Use single-case design methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of the behavioral interventions

Students who complete this degree are prepared to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam and pursue careers in school, clinical, or consultative settings, serving individuals with developmental disabilities.


  • Designed for students with a master’s degree
  • Individualized course of study
  • Program may be completed full or part time
  • Coursework and experiences prepare students to sit for BCBA certification test

Accreditation Information

The Eds In Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) has a Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB)-verified course sequence that prepares students to sit for the BCBA exam after graduation.


Our program trains you to be an evidence-based, client-centered, outcomes-focused Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). The program integrates on-campus coursework with rigorous practicum experiences completed in the UGA Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic, the Center for Autism and Behavior Education Research (CABER) Demonstration Classroom, and/or other sites.

This degree includes coursework such as:

  • Behavioral methods of instruction
  • Advanced applied behavior analysis
  • Individual academic interventions
  • Autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities
  • Individual psychoeducational intervention
  • Single-subject research methodology
  • Professional ethics for behavior analysts

Program of Study PDF

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal .

How to Apply

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Deadline to Apply

  • January 1

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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